Indiana University's Mosaic Fellows program has upended standard practices for many faculty development programs in ways that have given faculty members a significant voice in the growing conversation about learning spaces and pedagogy.
Tracey Birdwell, Ph.D., serves as the Program director of the Mosaic Initiative ([email protected]) at Indiana University. She leads a university-wide initiative to support active learning in all IU classrooms. Dr. Birdwell blogs regularly on the different ways that active learning classrooms have transformed teaching and learning at Indiana University.
She has published her work in EDUCAUSE Quarterly, EDUCAUSE Review, Innovative Higher Education, The Journal of Learning Spaces, Campus Technology, the Journal on Centers for Teaching and Learning, and The Conversation.
Tracey earned her Ph.D. in American History from the University of Delaware.
The University of Iowa and Indiana University each launched active learning classroom initiatives centered on faculty development. These programs not only benefit individual instructors and their students, they are changing campus pedagogy and culture in powerful and enduring ways.